Bachelor of Science in Engineering Sciences, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1982. Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio, 1990.
Commissioned Second lieutenant United States Air Force, Colorado Springs, 1982, advanced through grades to lieutenant colonel, student pilot Reese Air Force Base, Texas, 1982—1983. Pilot United States Air Force 12th Reconnaissance Squadron, Bergstrom Air Force Base, 1984—1987. Graduate student United States Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, 1987.
Test pilot student United States Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, California, 1989—1990. Test pilot United States Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 1990—1993. Graduate student United States Air Force Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 1993—1994.
Team leader integrated product United States Air Force, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 1994—1995. Astronaut National Aeronautics and Space Administration Johnson Space Flight Center, Houston, since 1996. Retired United States Air Force, 2006.
Deputy Shuttle Operations. Co-chairman Space Shuttle Cockpit Council. Chief International Space Station Operations.
Pilot STS-87, 1997, STS-95, 1998. Mission Commander STS-104, 2001, STS-121 Discovery, a return-to-flight test mission and assembly flight to the International Space Station, 2006. Commander STS-133-Final Flight of Discovery, 2010.
Member of Society Experimental Test Pilots, United States Air Force Academy Association Graduates, Association Space Explorers.
Married Diane Renee Trujillo. 3 children.